By Mark Schaub, Partner, Corporate, King & Wood Shanghai

Most companies engaging in a China project will likely need support from external consultants. This final section highlights the remaining members of the China deal team, including translators, accountants, and outside counsel.


Continue Reading China M&A: Assembling an Effective Team for a China Transaction Part III

By Mark Schaub, Partner, Corporate, King & Wood Shanghai

Most companies engaging in a China project will likely need support from external consultants. However, selecting the external team is often more difficult than assembling the internal team — who do you need? How do you find good ones? And what role should they play? This portion highlights the infamous China consultant. What kind of role do they play and do you actually need them?

Continue Reading China M&A: Assembling an Effective Team for a China Transaction Part II

By Mark Schaub, Partner, Corporate, King & Wood Shanghai

Many West European and US companies have thinned out their ranks of middle management in the never-ending pursuit of shareholder value. A China project is likely to be more time intensive and involved (and therefore expensive) than the foreign company initially forecasts. For this reason many foreign investors in China face difficulties in assembling a successful business project team to implement the project. Part I discusses the assembling of an effective in-house team.

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